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geographic north

another name for true north
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  • By carefully watching the glistening stars rise and set he had made a good estimate of the geographic north.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
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geographic north  
The direction from any point on Earth toward the North Pole. Also called true north. Compare magnetic north.
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